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How can I get a lease bike and are there any costs to become Lease a Bike customer?

To offer a bicycle plan to employees does not have to cost a thing. When we introduce Lease a Bike to your employees, we use the 'cafeteria plan'. In this format employees can choose to exchange certain payment elements for their dream (lease) bike. For example: as part of a bonus, gross salary, 13th month.

What happens if an employee leaves the company during a lease contract?

Employer and employee mutually conclude an addendum to the employment contract before the employee is capable of starting a lease contract. Lease a Bike provides an example of this in which agreements are included in the event of premature termination. In this construction, the employer first makes sure the remaining lease funds are fully covered, to recount it to the employee. t is also possible for the employee to take over the bicycle, whereby the set price is deducted from the remaining lease installments. If an employer does not include this, Lease a Bike offers three other options to minimize the risk for the employer:

  1. Employer has the option to pay off the remaining lease installments (without service and insurance costs);
  2. Employer finds another employee to take over the existing lease contract;     
  3. Employer can return a maximum of 4% of the active lease contracts to the lease company free of charge and without penalty.     
How time-consuming will administration of this mobility plan be?

Lease a Bike offers a fully digital and automated platform where all relevant processes and parties (employer, employee and bicycle dealer) come together. We truly make it easy to lease your dream bicycle! With one click of a button you can give every employee permission to lease a bicycle – or decline permission for that matter.

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Does the Netherlands have a addition of costs for lease bikes?

Yes, it is called 'bijtelling'. To calculate this, you need to add 7% of the recommended retail price of the bicycle to the employee's income. The employer withholds wage tax from this. The employee will find this addition on his pay slip. This works exactly the same as for the lease car. For a bicycle of € 2,500, the employee pays an addition of € 175 per year. This means € 175/12 = € 14.58 per month. The employee adds this amount to his gross income and then pays tax on it. In practice, this amounts to a net amount of € 5 per month.

Could you tell me more about the gross/net benefit?

This depends on the model the company and employee or independent entrepreneur will choose. What ever plan fits, you will always enjoy financial benefits even when an company fully facilitates and does not contribute to the lease price. An employee could pay the lease costs (including maintenance and insurance package) with their gross salary. Depending on the employees tax bracket, he or she will then enjoy a tax advantage of at least 40% compared to a purchase. In our calculator you can calculate the costs and savings of a lease bicycle.

Which brands and kind of bicycles does Lease a Bike offer?

It is possible to get any brand via Lease a Bike, from e-bike to racing bike and from granny bike to mountain bike. Even the (electric) cargo bike is present.

Where are employees able to buy a lease bicycle?

At Lease a Bike you are able to choose from over 1.100 bicycle dealers throughout the Netherlands.  This could be a local store around the corner, or a specialty store somewhere in the country. You are also free to contact all these bicycle dealers for maintenance. Would you like to know which bicycle dealers are near? Simply search via our dealer locator.

How time-consuming will administration of this mobility plan be?

Lease a Bike offers a fully digital and automated platform where all relevant processes and parties (employer, employee and bicycle dealer) come together. We truly make it easy to lease your dream bicycle! With one click of a button you can give every employee permission to lease a bicycle – or decline permission for that matter.

How could an employer contribute to a bicycle lease?

Lease a Bike offers three different scenarios for offering a lease bike to employees.

  1. Employer invests - The employer pays the full lease costs
  2. Shared investment - Employer and employee determine the distribution of costs.     
  3. Employer facilitates - The employee pays the full lease costs.    
What is a bicycle allowance?

With a lease bike in your near future you are already well on your way, but a bicycle allowance makes it complete! As an employer, you may pay a tax-free bicycle allowance up to 21 cent per cycled kilometer that the employee travels in commuting. There is no obligation to provide a bicycle allowance as this is separate from bicycle leasing.

I am a self-employed entrepreneur, is it possible to lease a bicycle?

Yes, it is also attractive for a self-employed entrepreneur to lease a bicycle. Nearly the same guidelines apply for employers & employees for you. You could decide to pay the bicycle in name of the company and still enjoy the tax benefit.

In addition to my lease bike, is it possible to document untaxed bicycle allowance?

The untaxed bicycle allowance can be combined with a lease bicycle for the days you are not using the bicycle. Please keep in mind that you must be able to be transparent about when you did and did not use the bicycle to commute to your workplace.

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What are the options regards insurance & maintenance?

All contracts concluded by Lease a Bike are standard with all-risk insurance (without franchise) and 24/7 roadside assistance. You could also add a service package of choice. For example:

1. Basic - Covers up to € 100 in repairs and maintenance per year

2. Standard - Covers up to € 150 in repairs and maintenance per year

3. Premium - Covers all repairs and maintenance without limit

Speed ​​pedelec package - Covers up to € 300 in repairs and maintenance per year


What are the costs regards insurance & maintenance?

All contracts concluded by Lease a Bike are standard with all-risk insurance (without franchise) and 24/7 roadside assistance. You could also add a service package of choice. For example:

1. Basic - Covers up to € 100 in repairs and maintenance per year

2. Standard - Covers up to € 150 in repairs and maintenance per year

3. Premium - Covers all repairs and maintenance without limit

Speed ​​pedelec package - Covers up to € 300 in repairs and maintenance per year

In addition to my lease bike, is it possible to document untaxed bicycle allowance?

The untaxed bicycle allowance can be combined with a lease bicycle. This is a maximum of 21 cent per kilometer.

What happens when the lease contract of 36 months ends?

We make an offer for you to take over the bicycle for +/- 15% of the value (new). The exact amount cannot be determined on forehand and depends on the final condition of the bicycle. If you are not interested in taking over the bicycle, we will take the bicycle back - free of charge.

Who owns the bicycle during the lease period?

The lease company is the owner of the bicycle during the entire lease period.

How time-consuming will administration of this mobility plan be?

Lease a Bike offers a fully digital and automated platform where all relevant processes and parties come together. We truly make it easy to lease your dream bicycle!

How does leasing a bicycle work?

After your employer introduced Lease a Bike, you are free to choose your perfect match using the 'cafeteria plan'. In this format you can choose to exchange certain payment elements for their dream (lease) bike. For example: as part of a bonus, gross salary, 13th month.

Which bicycles can I choose from?

At Lease a Bike you can choose any bike from € 499 and up, with a free choice for all brands and types. From city to electric bike and mountain to racing bike: everything is possible, as long as it has two wheels. Even a speed pedelec is one of the options.

My bike has been stolen, what should I do?

The first step is ofcourse to report this to the police. It is important that you have two original keys and the frame number, this number also needs to be stated in the police report. Don’t know your frame number? You can find it via our platform. 

After this step, please go to the Lease a Bike bicycle shop and fill the theft form out with the bicycle dealer. You will receive a replacement bike for a maximum of 7 days. The bicycle dealer will arrange a new bicycle for you while your current contract continues. Fortunately, you have no deductible in case of theft.

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Could you tell me more about taxes and social security connected to a lease bike?

If the bicycle is used "regularly" for commuting, the bicycle is exempt from taxes.

Could you tell me more about the gross/net benefit?

This depends on the model the company you work for will choose. What ever plan fits, you will always enjoy financial benefits even when the company fully facilitates and does not contribute to the lease price. You will pay the lease costs (including maintenance and insurance package) with your gross salary. Depending on your tax bracket, you will enjoy a tax advantage of at least 40% compared to a purchase. In our calculator you can calculate the costs and savings of a lease bicycle.

Where can I get the lease bicycle?

At Lease a Bike you are able to choose from over 400 bicycle dealers throughout the Netherlands. This could be a local store around the corner, or a specialty store somewhere in the country. You are also free to contact all these bicycle dealers for maintenance. Would you like to know which bicycle dealers are near? Simply search via our dealer locator.

Is it possible to pay extra for a lease bike?

No, you have assigned a maximum amount from the employer. This is the budget from where you have to choose. If you want a more expensive bicycle, you can ask your employer to increase the budget.

What are the options with regard to insurance & maintenance?

All contracts concluded by Lease a Bike are standard with all-risk insurance (without franchise) and 24/7 roadside assistance. You could also add a service package of choice. For example:

  1. Basic - Covers up to € 100 in repairs and maintenance per year
  2. Standard - Covers up to € 150 in repairs and maintenance per year
  3. Premium - Covers all repairs and maintenance without limit
  • Speed ​​pedelec package - Covers up to € 300 in repairs and maintenance per year



My bike has been stolen, what should I do?

The first step is ofcourse to report this to the police. It is important that you have two original keys and the frame number, this number also needs to be stated in the police report. Don’t know your frame number? You can find it via our platform. 

After this step, please go to the Lease a Bike bicycle shop and fill the theft form out with the bicycle dealer. You will receive a replacement bike for a maximum of 7 days. The bicycle dealer will arrange a new bicycle for you while your current contract continues. Fortunately, you have no deductible in case of theft.

There is some damage to my bike, what should I do?

If you have damage to your bike, go to your Lease a Bike dealer as soon as possible and complete the damage form together. If the bicycle dealer cannot repair the damage immediately, you are entitled to a replacement bicycle for a maximum of 7 days (note, only if you lease an e-bike or speed pedelec) . There is no deductible for damage.

What resources do I need for the platform?

Not much: a computer with an internet connection and Google Chrome or Firefox browser.

Is it possible to add some accessories to the bike?

Yes, that's possible and it is also included in the lease price. Anything that can be attached to a bicycle, will be leased with the bicycle. A helmet and lock can of course be leased. Clothing and bicycle computers are not allowed.

What happens when the lease contract of 36 months ends?

We make you an offer to take over the bicycle for +/- 15% of the value (new). The exact amount cannot be determined on forehand and depends on the final condition of the bicycle. If you are not interested in taking over the bicycle, we will take the bicycle back - free of charge.



How do I become a Lease a Bike bicycle dealer?

By filling in the registration form on the website. After this we will receive all information needed to partner up. The moment everything is ready and accepted, you will receive a message in your mailbox to confirm your account.

Do I have to sign a contract to become a Lease a Bike bicycle dealer?

Yes! After you are registered via our registration form on the website, we will create an account for you. Once this has been created, you will receive an email to confirm your account.

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